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Information on the Sites
The information held on the Sites is for general information purposes only. Whilst the EI and its contributors have applied reasonable care in the selection of content housed on the Sites, no representations or warrantees, express or implied, are made by the EI concerning the applicability, suitability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the Sites. The EI accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the use of the information held on the Sites. The materials and information are supplied to you on the condition that you, or any other person receiving them, will make their own determination as to their suitability and appropriateness for any proposed purpose prior to their use. Neither the EI nor any of the contributors shall be liable in any way for any liability loss, cost or damage incurred as a result of the use of the information contained on the Sites. In applying reasonable care in the selection of content housed herein, the EI reserves the right to remove or reject content that is deemed to be inconsistent with the EI’s stated strategic aims, core values and commitments. No representations or warranties, either express or implied, of merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or any other nature whatsoever are made with respect to the materials, products and information contained on or available through the Sites. Where the Sites provide you with a facility for subscribing to or purchasing any product or service provided by the EI or its affiliates, additional terms and conditions of contract may apply; you should read the appropriate order or registration form carefully.
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Ownership of content
In creating an archive of energy knowledge and information, the EI seeks to provide access to a wide range of data and sources. In so doing, the EI is explicit in attributing ownership of content, which is stated in individual records. The EI goes to all reasonable efforts to contact original sources of content in order to gain permission to attach the PDFs or similar files to records on the Sites. Where applicable, the EI provides links to external content. These links are provided for a number of reasons, including for further information or other key source material; for background information; for useful practical information; for further informed comment. External websites are not under the editorial control of the EI and the EI takes no responsibility whatsoever for the contents. This is because the EI does not produce them or maintain/update them; the EI cannot change them; they can be changed without the EI’s knowledge or agreement. Links to external websites should not be seen as an endorsement of the website or the products, services or information offered by the owner of the website.
User-generated content is not approved by us
The Sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Sites, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Sites do not represent our views or values.
Uploading content to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Sites, or to make contact with other users of our Sites, you must comply with any reasonable content standards we may publish from time to time. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it (Content Standards). The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole. A Contribution must be accurate (where it states facts); be genuinely held (where it states opinions); comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.
A Contribution must not be defamatory of any person; be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; promote sexually explicit material; promote violence promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; be likely to deceive any person; breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; promote any illegal activity; be in contempt of court; be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person. impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person. give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case; advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse; contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism; contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.
When we consider that a breach of the above Content Standards has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. You warrant that any Contribution does comply with the above Content Standards (or such other standards as we may apply from time to time), and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty. Any content you upload to our Sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, unless you explicitly advise us otherwise. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described below.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
Rights you are giving us to use material you upload
When you upload or post content to our Sites, unless you explicitly advise us otherwise, you grant us the following rights to use that content. You grant to EI a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform any user-generated content uploaded to our Sites. There shall be no restriction on EI’s right to use any such content for its own commercial purposes.
We do not guarantee that our Sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Sites. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our Sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Sites, the server on which our Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Sites. You must not attack our Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
The EI is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Sites, and in the material published on it, unless explicitly indicated otherwise. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Copies of documents contained on the Sites may only be made available for information purposes and solely for the private use of the Sites’ users. Any use or reproduction of such documents for any other purpose whatsoever is expressly forbidden without the written permission of the EI. No licence or right, other than the right to view on the Sites, is granted to any person in respect of any intellectual property rights. Visitors accessing restricted files (i.e. documents available as part of a subscription or purchased from the Sites) must also agree to the Licence Agreement (see ‘Purchasing EI publications’ below) for such content.
The corporate name, logos and devices of the EI mentioned or depicted on the Sites are the property of the EI and may not be used without the prior written agreement of the EI. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Sites must always be acknowledged.